Judd Seymore Hirsch was born on 15 March 1935, in The Bronx, New York City, USA, of German-Jewish (father), and English and Dutch-Jewish (mother) descent. He is an actor perhaps still best known for appearing in the comedy television series “Taxi” from 1978 to 1983. He has also starred in “Dear John”, “NUMB3RS” and “A Beautiful Mind”. All of his efforts have helped put his net worth to where it is today.
How rich is Judd Hirsch? As of late-2016, sources inform us of a net worth that is at $12 million, mostly earned through a successful career in acting. He’s won several awards over the course of his career, and all of these achievements have helped ensure the position of his wealth.
Judd Hirsch Net Worth $12 million
Hirsch attended DeWitt Clinton High School and matriculated in 1952, then attended the City College of New York and graduated with a degree in physics. After completing his studies, he then served a tour in the United States Army before working as an engineer for Westinghouse. Soon, he would discover acting work through theatre.
Judd’s work would then extend from stage to films and television. He gave notable performances in all platforms though he had more television appearances during the 1970s. He then became part of “Taxi” which made him very popular and started the increase of his net worth significantly. He won an Emmy Award twice for his role, before becoming part of another popular sitcom – “Dear John” – and in 1989, he would win a Golden Globe Award for his performance there before starring in the short lived “George and Leo” with Bob Newhart. He also became part of “Delvecchi” which lasted for a season. Still, his net worth was rising.
While doing these numerous television roles, he was cast in the film “Ordinary People” for which he was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor.
Other films that he was a part of include “Running on Empty”, “Without a Trace”, and “The Goodbye People”. This string of films would help Judd’s net worth rise considerably. In 1996, he was cast in “Independence Day” as the father of Jeff Goldblum’s character, and was then cast in 2001’s “A Beautiful Mind”. Four years later, he was cast in “NUMB3RS” as Alan Eppes, which he would stay in for five years, before then starring in the acclaimed “Conversations with My Father” which won Judd a Tony Award for Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Play. He also won a Tony Award for “I’m Not Rappaport” on stage in 1986.
Some of Hirsch’s latest projects include “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit”, “Warehouse 13”, and “Studio 60 on the Sunset Trip”. He has also done voice work for animated programs such as “American Dad!” and “Tom Goes to the Mayor”. He reprised his “Taxi” role in “Man on the Moon” which starred Jim Carrey, and also appeared in the television series “Forever”, besides making a guest appearance in “The Big Bang Theory” as Leonard’s father.
For his personal life, it is known that Judd was married to Elisa Sadaune from 1956 to 1967 and they have a son. His second marriage was to fashion designer Bonnie Sue Chalkin, from 1992 to 2005; they have two children.
He was awarded the 1979 Drama-Logue Award for Outstanding Performance for "5th of July" at the Mark Taper Forum Theatre in Los Angeles, California.
He was awarded the 1979 Drama-Logue Award for Outstanding Performance for "Talley's Folly" at the Mark Taper Forum Theatre in Los Angeles, California.
He was awarded the 1993 Drama-Logue Award for Performance for the play, "Conversations with My Father" in presented by the Center Theatre Group/Ahmanson at the James A. Doolittle (University of California) Theatre in Los Angeles, California.
Was a member of an improv trio with Peter Boyle and Trent Gough in the late 1960s that performed at Hillys On The Bowery (run by Hilly Kristal of CBGBs fame) which was located on 9th Street between 5th & 6th Avenues in Greenwich Village.
Co-host, with Angela Lambert, of an infomercial for the "Ionic Pro Turbo" air purifier. 
He did not start acting professionally until he was 36 years old.
His father was of German Jewish and Dutch Jewish descent. His mother was a Russian Jewish immigrant.
He starred in four shows for Paramount Television - Taxi, Dear John, George & Leo, and Numb3rs. He was one of the few actors to have had multiple starring roles in Paramount shows.
He studied drama at HB Studio in Greenwich Village in New York City.
Son of Sally (née Kitzis) and Joseph Sidney Hirsch, an electrician.
Won two Tony Awards as Best Actor (Play): in 1986 for "I'm Not Rappaport" and in 1992 for "Conversations With My Father," both written by Herb Gardner. He was also nominated in the same category in 1980 for Lanford Wilson's "Talley's Folly."
Daughter named Montana and son named London, both with Bonni Chalkin.
Attended DeWitt Clinton High School located in New York.
I don't think anyone can really make up their mind and say, Now I'm going to be a director.
People come along and impose their own stuff on plays, and it shows.
Some stage directions you just simply have to throw away.
If I'm not moved by what happens at the end of this play, then I've completely failed, and so has the play, and so has our production. And if that's the case then there really isn't any reason to want to do it.
If you're playing the character, you could say to yourself in 16 different ways, What if that didn't bother me? What if I knew exactly what he was talking about? What if I didn't get excited?